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  •   Mothers By Amina Ahmed Darazo Bauchi Nov 5 2019 Some less privileged nursing mothers in Bauchi state have resorted to petty trading to generate money for use in transporting themselves to Malnutrition Management Centres to acquire the Ready to Use Theurapeutic Food RUTF for their children Nigeria News Agency reports that one of such centers in Darazo Local Government Area the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition CMAM in Darazo attends to malnourished children both in the town and neighbouring communities far and near with the period of treatment covering about eight weeks However most of the women can hardly afford the transport fare thus resulting in their missing some weeks without coming to collect the RUTF being given out for free NAN Correspondent who went to the Darazo Centre on Tuesday observes that such mothers now come to clinic with petty items from their respective communities which they sell to make profit and generate transport fare Some of the wares include local brooms cups sticks for stirring food local delicacies and mats among others One of the women Mrs Aisha Garba said that transport fare was key in ensuring that the child did not miss the weekly clinic since the RUTF was free adding that the fare was a major obstacle for most rural nursing mothers I spend N500 00 weekly to come for the clinic and get the RUTF for my 10 month old son so I thought of getting something to sell during the clinic days to enable me complete the eight weeks treatment I come with our local broom that women use in sweeping floor which I source from the bush and sell for N20 00 at the Centre to enable me generate transport fare for the following week she said Another mother Mrs Uwani Shehu told NAN that she resides in a community close to neighbouring Jigawa state as such she sold local hand fans and mats at the Centre whenever she came for the clinic Also Mrs Maryam Inuwa a rural nursing mother said she sold local food stirring sticks called muciya to generate funds for use as transport fare Other mothers who spoke to NAN narrated their ordeal in trying to overcome the challenges of logistics and had been forced to initiate means of generating stipends to cover the eight weeks clinic period Meanwhile checks by NAN at the Centre indicated that most mothers are ignorant of the nutritional contents of local farm produce like beans groundnuts vegetables and soya beans in checking malnutrition in children One of such mothers Mrs Jummai Ado said that she produced crops like beans and soya beans and kept same for sale to raise money during hard times Another mother and farmer Mrs Mariya Musa said that such farm produce were only sold to solve family problems We have farms and produce beans and other crops but we do not know that they are useful for the children the main foods we eat are maize and sometimes rice Even chickens that lay eggs and produce more chickens we sell them to generate money she said NAN reports that most mothers of malnourished children that visit the Darazo Centre come from Dogon Rimi Gapchi Yari and Doduwa among other local communities while others come from distant communities sharing boundaries with other states The CMAM Centre in Darazo Local Government Area provides RUTF for more than 70 children weekly AE ASH
    Malnutrition clinic: Bauchi nursing mothers engage in petty trading to raise transport fare
      Mothers By Amina Ahmed Darazo Bauchi Nov 5 2019 Some less privileged nursing mothers in Bauchi state have resorted to petty trading to generate money for use in transporting themselves to Malnutrition Management Centres to acquire the Ready to Use Theurapeutic Food RUTF for their children Nigeria News Agency reports that one of such centers in Darazo Local Government Area the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition CMAM in Darazo attends to malnourished children both in the town and neighbouring communities far and near with the period of treatment covering about eight weeks However most of the women can hardly afford the transport fare thus resulting in their missing some weeks without coming to collect the RUTF being given out for free NAN Correspondent who went to the Darazo Centre on Tuesday observes that such mothers now come to clinic with petty items from their respective communities which they sell to make profit and generate transport fare Some of the wares include local brooms cups sticks for stirring food local delicacies and mats among others One of the women Mrs Aisha Garba said that transport fare was key in ensuring that the child did not miss the weekly clinic since the RUTF was free adding that the fare was a major obstacle for most rural nursing mothers I spend N500 00 weekly to come for the clinic and get the RUTF for my 10 month old son so I thought of getting something to sell during the clinic days to enable me complete the eight weeks treatment I come with our local broom that women use in sweeping floor which I source from the bush and sell for N20 00 at the Centre to enable me generate transport fare for the following week she said Another mother Mrs Uwani Shehu told NAN that she resides in a community close to neighbouring Jigawa state as such she sold local hand fans and mats at the Centre whenever she came for the clinic Also Mrs Maryam Inuwa a rural nursing mother said she sold local food stirring sticks called muciya to generate funds for use as transport fare Other mothers who spoke to NAN narrated their ordeal in trying to overcome the challenges of logistics and had been forced to initiate means of generating stipends to cover the eight weeks clinic period Meanwhile checks by NAN at the Centre indicated that most mothers are ignorant of the nutritional contents of local farm produce like beans groundnuts vegetables and soya beans in checking malnutrition in children One of such mothers Mrs Jummai Ado said that she produced crops like beans and soya beans and kept same for sale to raise money during hard times Another mother and farmer Mrs Mariya Musa said that such farm produce were only sold to solve family problems We have farms and produce beans and other crops but we do not know that they are useful for the children the main foods we eat are maize and sometimes rice Even chickens that lay eggs and produce more chickens we sell them to generate money she said NAN reports that most mothers of malnourished children that visit the Darazo Centre come from Dogon Rimi Gapchi Yari and Doduwa among other local communities while others come from distant communities sharing boundaries with other states The CMAM Centre in Darazo Local Government Area provides RUTF for more than 70 children weekly AE ASH
    Malnutrition clinic: Bauchi nursing mothers engage in petty trading to raise transport fare
    Health3 years ago

    Malnutrition clinic: Bauchi nursing mothers engage in petty trading to raise transport fare

    Mothers

    By Amina Ahmed

    Darazo (Bauchi) Nov.5, 2019 Some less privileged nursing mothers in Bauchi state have resorted to petty trading to generate money for use in transporting themselves to Malnutrition Management Centres to acquire the Ready-to-Use-Theurapeutic Food (RUTF) for their children.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that one of such centers in Darazo Local Government Area, the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in Darazo, attends to malnourished children both in the town and neighbouring communities far and near, with the period of treatment covering about eight weeks.

    However, most of the women can hardly afford the transport fare, thus resulting in their missing some weeks without coming to collect the RUTF being given out for free.

    NAN Correspondent who went to the Darazo Centre on Tuesday, observes that such mothers now come to clinic with petty items from their respective communities, which they sell to make profit and generate transport fare.

    Some of the wares include local brooms, cups, sticks for stirring food, local delicacies and mats, among others.

    One of the women, Mrs Aisha Garba, said that transport fare was key in ensuring that the child did not miss the weekly clinic since the RUTF was free, adding that the fare was a major obstacle for most rural nursing mothers.

    “I spend N500 .00 weekly to come for the clinic and get the RUTF for my 10 month-old son, so I thought of getting something to sell during the clinic days to enable me complete the eight weeks treatment.

    “I come with our local broom that women use in sweeping floor, which I source from the bush

    and sell for N20.00 at the Centre to enable me generate transport fare for the following week”, she said.

    Another mother, Mrs Uwani Shehu, told NAN that she resides in a community close to neighbouring Jigawa state, as such she sold local hand fans and mats at the Centre whenever she came for the clinic.

    Also, Mrs Maryam Inuwa, a rural nursing mother, said she sold local food stirring sticks, called ‘muciya’ to generate funds for use as transport fare.

    Other mothers who spoke to NAN narrated their ordeal in trying to overcome the challenges of logistics, and had been forced to initiate means of generating stipends to cover the eight weeks clinic period.

    Meanwhile, checks by NAN at the Centre indicated that most mothers are ignorant of the nutritional contents of local farm produce like beans, groundnuts, vegetables and soya beans in checking malnutrition in children.

    One of such mothers, Mrs Jummai Ado, said that she produced crops like beans and soya beans, and kept same for sale to raise money during hard times.

    Another mother and farmer, Mrs Mariya Musa, said that such farm produce were only sold to solve family problems.

    “We have farms and produce beans and other crops, but we do not know that they are useful for the children; the main foods we eat are maize, and sometimes rice.

    “Even chickens that lay eggs and produce more chickens, we sell them to generate money,” she said.

    NAN reports that most mothers of malnourished children that visit the Darazo Centre come from Dogon Rimi,Gapchi Yari and Doduwa, among other local communities, while others come from distant communities sharing boundaries with other states.

    The CMAM Centre in Darazo Local Government Area provides RUTF for more than 70 children weekly.

    AE/ASH

  •   Xinhua NAN Moscow on Friday said people can now pass fare gates at 150 metro stations by swiping a China UnionPay card with the QuickPass signage or a phone connected to such a card capable of contactless payment This is the first time that contactless payment using China UnionPay cards had been applied to foreign subways However the service provided by UnionPay International Russia s VTB bank and the Moscow Metro would be expanded to all subway stations at the end of 2019 or at the beginning of 2020 Chinese tourists made nearly two million trips to Russia in 2018 and so far 16 Russian financial institutions had issued more than 2 5 million UnionPay cards According to the Minister of the Economic and Commercial office of the Chinese Embassy in Russia Li Jingyuan the service will make metro trips easier for both the Chinese tourists and local residents The chairman board of China UnionPay Shao Fujun said the company aimed to expand QuickPass payment to ground public transport and suburban trains in Moscow Xinhua NAN YI IFY Edited by Yahaya Isah Ifeyinwa Omowole
    Moscow metro users can now use China UnionPay cards to pay fare
      Xinhua NAN Moscow on Friday said people can now pass fare gates at 150 metro stations by swiping a China UnionPay card with the QuickPass signage or a phone connected to such a card capable of contactless payment This is the first time that contactless payment using China UnionPay cards had been applied to foreign subways However the service provided by UnionPay International Russia s VTB bank and the Moscow Metro would be expanded to all subway stations at the end of 2019 or at the beginning of 2020 Chinese tourists made nearly two million trips to Russia in 2018 and so far 16 Russian financial institutions had issued more than 2 5 million UnionPay cards According to the Minister of the Economic and Commercial office of the Chinese Embassy in Russia Li Jingyuan the service will make metro trips easier for both the Chinese tourists and local residents The chairman board of China UnionPay Shao Fujun said the company aimed to expand QuickPass payment to ground public transport and suburban trains in Moscow Xinhua NAN YI IFY Edited by Yahaya Isah Ifeyinwa Omowole
    Moscow metro users can now use China UnionPay cards to pay fare
    Foreign3 years ago

    Moscow metro users can now use China UnionPay cards to pay fare

    (Xinhua/NAN) Moscow on Friday said people can now pass fare gates at 150 metro stations by swiping a China UnionPay card with the QuickPass signage or a phone connected to such a card capable of contactless payment.

    This is the first time that contactless payment using China UnionPay cards had been applied to foreign subways.

    However, the service provided by UnionPay International, Russia’s VTB bank and the Moscow Metro would be expanded to all subway stations at the end of 2019 or at the beginning of 2020.

    Chinese tourists made nearly two million trips to Russia in 2018, and so far, 16 Russian financial institutions had issued more than 2.5 million UnionPay cards.

    According to the Minister of the Economic and Commercial office of the Chinese Embassy in Russia, Li Jingyuan, the service will make metro trips easier for both the Chinese tourists and local residents.

    The chairman, board of China UnionPay, Shao Fujun, said the company aimed to expand QuickPass payment to ground public transport and suburban trains in Moscow.(Xinhua/NAN)

    YI/IFY

    Edited by Yahaya Isah/Ifeyinwa Omowole

  •  The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission NCPC has reviewed and reduced the cost of 2019 pilgrimage fare to the State of Israel from N750 000 to N715 000 The Chairman of the Commission Rev Yomi Kasali revealed this on Friday at the signing of the agreement of the 2019 pilgrimage contract between the commission and the service providers that would participate in the Christian pilgrimage exercise to the Holy Land Kasali explained that the cost of pilgrimage was reduced due to pleas from stakeholders adding that the country was faced with tough times and so not everyone could afford the initial fee I want to inform the general public that this year s 2019 pilgrimage cost has been reduced to N715 000 The fees were reduced because we looked at the plea of the states during the conference of states meeting We have a responsive leadership our management and the board sat and reviewed it downward We thought we should consider tough times are here and Nigerians want to go if there was anything that we could do to make it lower we would have done it So we thought that was good we were just responding as a board to the plea of our stakeholders and they are the conference of states so that it can be more affordable he said Kasali called on the air carriers and the ground handlers to do what is expected from them and urged Christians to sign up for the 2019 pilgrimage The Acting Executive Secretary Mrs Esther Kwaghe expressed delight on the terms and conditions that would govern this year s pilgrimage adding that the legal unit of this commission had finalised everything Kwaghe however called on the service providers to ensure effective service delivery to protect pilgrims and most of all to project the Christian faith and integrity of Nigerians She thanked Buhari for the opportunity given to her to serve in this period of the commission s transition I am happy on the terms and condition that will govern this year s pilgrimage We are therefore here to sign this contract in line with due process of book keeping requirements The legal unit of this commission has finalised and also made copies of the agreement with air carriers and ground handlers Let me add this to our business partners that the commission wants value for money wants protection of its pilgrims The commission wants projection of the Christian faith and the integrity of Nigerians I urge you ground handlers and air carriers to be faithful in keeping to the terms of the contract I assure you that we will also keep to our own terms and do our best with all diligence to meet up to the obligations Kwaghe said In her remarks Mrs Josephine Zinder President Tailor Made Tours a ground handling company in Israel said she was optimistic of a successful pilgrimage Zinder assured the commission that they would make it right in progress and unity adding that pilgrims would get excellence and Nigerians were the most loyal believers to Israel We are all committed to do the best of the best What we saw today was a full collaboration of NCPC with a opened heart and mind and we also celebrate this day she said Mr Serkan Yazicioglu Executive Director Atlas Jet an air carrier company said that the pilgrims should expect transformation during the exercise and assured that the company would give its maximum cooperation to see that pilgrims arrive safely JESY JEZ AO AFA Edited by Angela Okisor Felix Ajide
    NCPC reduces 2019 pilgrimage fare to N715, 000
     The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission NCPC has reviewed and reduced the cost of 2019 pilgrimage fare to the State of Israel from N750 000 to N715 000 The Chairman of the Commission Rev Yomi Kasali revealed this on Friday at the signing of the agreement of the 2019 pilgrimage contract between the commission and the service providers that would participate in the Christian pilgrimage exercise to the Holy Land Kasali explained that the cost of pilgrimage was reduced due to pleas from stakeholders adding that the country was faced with tough times and so not everyone could afford the initial fee I want to inform the general public that this year s 2019 pilgrimage cost has been reduced to N715 000 The fees were reduced because we looked at the plea of the states during the conference of states meeting We have a responsive leadership our management and the board sat and reviewed it downward We thought we should consider tough times are here and Nigerians want to go if there was anything that we could do to make it lower we would have done it So we thought that was good we were just responding as a board to the plea of our stakeholders and they are the conference of states so that it can be more affordable he said Kasali called on the air carriers and the ground handlers to do what is expected from them and urged Christians to sign up for the 2019 pilgrimage The Acting Executive Secretary Mrs Esther Kwaghe expressed delight on the terms and conditions that would govern this year s pilgrimage adding that the legal unit of this commission had finalised everything Kwaghe however called on the service providers to ensure effective service delivery to protect pilgrims and most of all to project the Christian faith and integrity of Nigerians She thanked Buhari for the opportunity given to her to serve in this period of the commission s transition I am happy on the terms and condition that will govern this year s pilgrimage We are therefore here to sign this contract in line with due process of book keeping requirements The legal unit of this commission has finalised and also made copies of the agreement with air carriers and ground handlers Let me add this to our business partners that the commission wants value for money wants protection of its pilgrims The commission wants projection of the Christian faith and the integrity of Nigerians I urge you ground handlers and air carriers to be faithful in keeping to the terms of the contract I assure you that we will also keep to our own terms and do our best with all diligence to meet up to the obligations Kwaghe said In her remarks Mrs Josephine Zinder President Tailor Made Tours a ground handling company in Israel said she was optimistic of a successful pilgrimage Zinder assured the commission that they would make it right in progress and unity adding that pilgrims would get excellence and Nigerians were the most loyal believers to Israel We are all committed to do the best of the best What we saw today was a full collaboration of NCPC with a opened heart and mind and we also celebrate this day she said Mr Serkan Yazicioglu Executive Director Atlas Jet an air carrier company said that the pilgrims should expect transformation during the exercise and assured that the company would give its maximum cooperation to see that pilgrims arrive safely JESY JEZ AO AFA Edited by Angela Okisor Felix Ajide
    NCPC reduces 2019 pilgrimage fare to N715, 000
    General news3 years ago

    NCPC reduces 2019 pilgrimage fare to N715, 000

    The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has reviewed and reduced the cost of 2019 pilgrimage fare to the State of Israel from N750,000 to N715,000.

    The Chairman of the Commission, Rev. Yomi Kasali, revealed this on Friday at the signing of the agreement of the 2019 pilgrimage contract between the commission and the service providers that would participate in the Christian pilgrimage exercise to the Holy Land.

    Kasali explained that the cost of pilgrimage was reduced due to pleas from stakeholders, adding that the country was faced with tough times and so not everyone could afford the initial fee.

    “I want to inform the general public that this year’s 2019 pilgrimage cost has been reduced to N715,000.

    “The fees were reduced because we looked at the plea of the states during the conference of states meeting. We have a responsive leadership, our management and the board sat and reviewed it downward.

    “We thought we should consider tough times are here and Nigerians want to go, if there was anything that we could do to make it lower, we would have done it.

    “So, we thought that was good, we were just responding as a board to the plea of our stakeholders and they are the conference of states so that it can be more affordable, ” he said.

    Kasali called on the air carriers and the ground handlers to do what is expected from them and urged Christians to sign up for the 2019 pilgrimage.

    The Acting Executive Secretary, Mrs Esther Kwaghe, expressed delight on the terms and conditions that would govern this year’s pilgrimage, adding that the legal unit of this commission had finalised everything.

    Kwaghe, however, called on the service providers to ensure effective service delivery, to protect pilgrims and most of all to project the Christian faith and integrity of Nigerians.

    She thanked Buhari for the opportunity given to her to serve in this period of the commission’s transition.

    “I am happy on the terms and condition that will govern this year’s pilgrimage. We are therefore, here to sign this contract in line with due process of book keeping requirements.

    “The legal unit of this commission has finalised and also made copies of the agreement with air carriers and ground handlers.

    “Let me add this to our business partners that the commission wants value for money, wants protection of its pilgrims. The commission wants projection of the Christian faith and the integrity of Nigerians.

    “I urge you ground handlers and air carriers to be faithful in keeping to the terms of the contract, I assure you that we will also keep to our own terms and do our best with all diligence to meet up to the obligations,” Kwaghe said.

    In her remarks, Mrs Josephine Zinder, President, Tailor Made Tours, a ground handling company in Israel, said she was optimistic of a successful pilgrimage.

    Zinder assured the commission that they would make it right in progress and unity, adding that pilgrims would get excellence, and Nigerians were the most loyal believers to Israel.

    “We are all committed to do the best of the best. What we saw today was a full collaboration of NCPC with a opened heart and mind and we also celebrate this day,” she said.

    Mr Serkan Yazicioglu, Executive Director, Atlas Jet, an air carrier company, said that the pilgrims should expect transformation during the exercise and assured that the company would give its maximum cooperation to see that pilgrims arrive safely.

    JESY/JEZ/AO/AFA

    Edited by Angela Okisor/Felix Ajide

     

  •  Nigerian carrier Arik Air has introduced a special fare for members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria The airline s Communications Manager Mr Adebanji Ola made the announcement on Tuesday in Ikeja Ola said the applicable fare starts from N20 000 for one way economy class ticket on any of Arik Air s domestic routes The fare is applicable to all categories of serving and retired personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria The Armed Forces covered by the scheme are Nigerian Army Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force The scheme which is part of the airline s Corporate Social Responsibility is a way of supporting the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the discharge of their duties he said in a statement According to him the special fare which is available at the Airport Ticketing Offices and City Ticketing Offices of the airline nationwide Ola said that to benefit from the fare passengers must present a valid military Identity ID card plus any other valid identity card such as driver s license international passport national ID card or permanent voter s card at point of sale and check in He said that in addition reservation and ticketing must be made not later than 72 hours before flight Commenting on the development Arik Air s Chief Executive Officer Capt Roy Ilegbodu said the airline was pleased to be of service to the officers and men of the Armed Forces of Nigeria
    Arik Air introduces special fare for members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria
     Nigerian carrier Arik Air has introduced a special fare for members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria The airline s Communications Manager Mr Adebanji Ola made the announcement on Tuesday in Ikeja Ola said the applicable fare starts from N20 000 for one way economy class ticket on any of Arik Air s domestic routes The fare is applicable to all categories of serving and retired personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria The Armed Forces covered by the scheme are Nigerian Army Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force The scheme which is part of the airline s Corporate Social Responsibility is a way of supporting the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the discharge of their duties he said in a statement According to him the special fare which is available at the Airport Ticketing Offices and City Ticketing Offices of the airline nationwide Ola said that to benefit from the fare passengers must present a valid military Identity ID card plus any other valid identity card such as driver s license international passport national ID card or permanent voter s card at point of sale and check in He said that in addition reservation and ticketing must be made not later than 72 hours before flight Commenting on the development Arik Air s Chief Executive Officer Capt Roy Ilegbodu said the airline was pleased to be of service to the officers and men of the Armed Forces of Nigeria
    Arik Air introduces special fare for members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria
    General news3 years ago

    Arik Air introduces special fare for members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria

    Nigerian carrier, Arik Air has introduced a special fare for members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

    The airline’s Communications Manager, Mr Adebanji Ola, made the announcement on Tuesday in Ikeja.

    Ola said the applicable fare starts from N20, 000 for one-way economy class ticket on any of Arik Air’s domestic routes.

    “The fare is applicable to all categories of serving and retired personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

    “The Armed Forces covered by the scheme are Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force.

    “The scheme, which is part of the airline’s Corporate Social Responsibility is a way of supporting the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the discharge of their duties,” he said in a statement.

    According to him, the special fare which is available at the Airport Ticketing Offices and City Ticketing Offices of the airline nationwide.

    Ola said that to benefit from the fare, passengers must present a valid military Identity (ID) card plus any other valid identity card such as: driver’s license, international passport, national ID card or permanent voter’s card at point of sale and check-in.

    He said that in addition, reservation and ticketing must be made not later than 72 hours before flight.

    Commenting on the development, Arik Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, said the airline was pleased to be of service to the officers and men of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

  •  The National Bureau of Statistics NBS says residents of Zamfara paid the highest bus journey fare within city with N300 in May while Bauchi residents paid the lowest with N95 This is contained in the organisation s Transport Fare Watch for May 2019 published on its website The bureau in the publication stated that Zamfara was followed by residents of Abuja FCT who paid N270 and Adamawa with N250 The report said that states with the lowest bus journey fare within city along with Bauchi were Anambra with N135 17 and Sokoto with N130 The report covered the following categories namely bus journey within the city per drop on constant routes bus journey intercity state routes and charge per person It also covered air fare charge for specified routes single journey journey by motorcycle Okada per drop and water way passenger transport According to the report the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city decreased by 2 74 per cent month on month and increased by 5 65 per cent year on year to N176 28 in May from N181 24 in April The report also stated that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased by 1 33 per cent month on month and by 32 95 per cent year on year to N1 582 97 in May from N1 604 36 in April It added that the states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT with N4 150 Adamawa with N2 500 and Borno with N2 445 45 Also states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bauchi with N975 Enugu with N961 and Gombe with N961 90 The bureau said that the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 0 27 month on month and by 3 23 year on year to N30 636 92 in May from N30 721 19 in April It further said states with highest air fare were Jigawa Kwara and Rivers all paying N35 000 while states with lowest air fare were Oyo N25 064 90 Nasarawa N25 048 77 and Sokoto N25 000 Furthermore it stated that the average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 8 94 per cent month on month and 20 03 per cent year on year to N126 69 in May from N116 30 in April Also states with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Kogi N233 33 Rivers N196 92 and Ebonyi N188 57 while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Zamfara N60 29 Jigawa N60 00 and Adamawa N50 00 The average fare also paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased by 7 47 month on month and by 12 44 year on year to N501 79 in May from N542 32 in April The bureau noted that states with highest fare by water way passenger transport were Bayelsa N1 816 67 Rivers N1 750 00 and Edo N900 00 Also states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Delta N178 57 Borno N125 00 and Cross River N125 00 Field work for the report was done solely by over 700 NBS Staff in all States of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers Prices were collected across all the 774 local governments across all states and the FCT from over 10 000 respondents and locations The prices reflected actual prices households state they actually bought those fuels together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Bus fare: Zamfara, Bauchi residents paid highest, lowest in May – NBS
     The National Bureau of Statistics NBS says residents of Zamfara paid the highest bus journey fare within city with N300 in May while Bauchi residents paid the lowest with N95 This is contained in the organisation s Transport Fare Watch for May 2019 published on its website The bureau in the publication stated that Zamfara was followed by residents of Abuja FCT who paid N270 and Adamawa with N250 The report said that states with the lowest bus journey fare within city along with Bauchi were Anambra with N135 17 and Sokoto with N130 The report covered the following categories namely bus journey within the city per drop on constant routes bus journey intercity state routes and charge per person It also covered air fare charge for specified routes single journey journey by motorcycle Okada per drop and water way passenger transport According to the report the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city decreased by 2 74 per cent month on month and increased by 5 65 per cent year on year to N176 28 in May from N181 24 in April The report also stated that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased by 1 33 per cent month on month and by 32 95 per cent year on year to N1 582 97 in May from N1 604 36 in April It added that the states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT with N4 150 Adamawa with N2 500 and Borno with N2 445 45 Also states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bauchi with N975 Enugu with N961 and Gombe with N961 90 The bureau said that the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 0 27 month on month and by 3 23 year on year to N30 636 92 in May from N30 721 19 in April It further said states with highest air fare were Jigawa Kwara and Rivers all paying N35 000 while states with lowest air fare were Oyo N25 064 90 Nasarawa N25 048 77 and Sokoto N25 000 Furthermore it stated that the average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 8 94 per cent month on month and 20 03 per cent year on year to N126 69 in May from N116 30 in April Also states with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Kogi N233 33 Rivers N196 92 and Ebonyi N188 57 while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Zamfara N60 29 Jigawa N60 00 and Adamawa N50 00 The average fare also paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased by 7 47 month on month and by 12 44 year on year to N501 79 in May from N542 32 in April The bureau noted that states with highest fare by water way passenger transport were Bayelsa N1 816 67 Rivers N1 750 00 and Edo N900 00 Also states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Delta N178 57 Borno N125 00 and Cross River N125 00 Field work for the report was done solely by over 700 NBS Staff in all States of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers Prices were collected across all the 774 local governments across all states and the FCT from over 10 000 respondents and locations The prices reflected actual prices households state they actually bought those fuels together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Bus fare: Zamfara, Bauchi residents paid highest, lowest in May – NBS
    Economy3 years ago

    Bus fare: Zamfara, Bauchi residents paid highest, lowest in May – NBS

    The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says residents of Zamfara paid the highest bus journey fare within city with N300 in May, while Bauchi residents paid the lowest with N95.

    This is contained in the organisation’s Transport Fare Watch for May 2019, published on its website.

    The bureau, in the publication, stated that Zamfara was followed by residents of Abuja FCT who paid N270 and Adamawa with N250.

    The report said that states with the lowest bus journey fare within city, along with Bauchi, were Anambra with N135.17 and Sokoto with N130.

    The report covered the following categories; namely bus journey within the city per drop on constant routes; bus journey intercity, state routes and charge per person.

    It also covered air fare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and water way passenger transport.

    According to the report, the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city decreased by -2.74 per cent month-on-month and increased by 5.65 per cent year-on-year to N176.28 in May from N181.24 in April.

    The report also stated that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased by -1.33 per cent month-on-month and by -32.95 per cent year-on-year to N1,582.97 in May from N1,604.36 in April.

    It added that the states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT with N4,150, Adamawa with N2,500 and Borno with N2,445.45.

    Also, states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bauchi with N975, Enugu with N961 and Gombe with N961.90.

    The bureau said that the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by -0.27% month-on-month and by -3.23% year-on-year to N30,636.92 in May from N30,721.19 in April.

    It further said states with highest air fare were Jigawa, Kwara and Rivers, all paying N35,000, while states with lowest air fare were Oyo (N25,064.90), Nasarawa (N25,048.77), and Sokoto (N25,000).

    Furthermore, it stated that the average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 8.94 per cent month-on-month and 20.03 per cent year-on-year to N126.69 in May from N116.30 in April.

    Also, states with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Kogi (N233.33), Rivers (N196.92) and Ebonyi (N188.57) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Zamfara (N60.29), Jigawa (N60.00) and Adamawa (N50.00).

    The average fare also paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased by -7.47% month-on-month and by -12.44% year-on-year to N501.79 in May from N542.32 in April.

    The bureau noted that states with highest fare by water way passenger transport were Bayelsa (N1,816.67), Rivers (N1,750.00) and Edo (N900.00).

    Also, states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Delta (N178.57), Borno (N125.00) and Cross River (N125.00).

    Field work for the report was done solely by over 700 NBS Staff in all States of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers.

    Prices were collected across all the 774 local governments across all states and the FCT from over 10,000 respondents and locations.

    The prices reflected actual prices households state they actually bought those fuels together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers.

    The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state.

    Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola

  •   The National Bureau of Statistics NBS said residents of Zamfara paid the highest bus fare of N305 00 within city in April 2019 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the residents of the state also paid highest bus journey of N308 57 in March The NBS said this in its Transport Fare Watch for April 2019 report published on its website The bureau said the residents of Cross River were the second highest with N284 00 followed by Abuja that paid N280 00 per bus fare in the month under review The report said the states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Sokoto N132 00 Abia N130 70 and Bauchi N95 00 Transport watch for April The transport fare watch covered the following categories bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey journey by motorcycle Okada per drop and waterway passenger transport According to the report average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city decreased by 0 07 per cent month on month and increased by 9 22 per cent year on year to N181 24 in April from N181 36 in March Also the report said average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 0 77 per cent month on month and decreased by 6 88 per cent year on year to N1 604 36 in April from N1 592 07 in March It however said states with highest bus fare intercity were Abuja N4 050 00 Borno N2 550 00 and Adamawa N2 400 00 while States with lowest intercity bus fare were Bayelsa N1 000 50 Bauchi N985 00 and Enugu N945 00 In addition it said average fare paid by air passengers for single journey increased by 0 33 per cent month on month and decreased by 3 49 per cent year on year to N30 721 19 in April from N30 620 19 in March The bureau said states with highest air fare were Abuja N35 500 00 Kwara N35 150 00 and Jigawa N35 050 00 while States with lowest air fare were Katsina N25 500 00 Nasarawa N25 400 00 and Oyo N25 200 00 It said average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 0 01 per cent month on month and 9 46 per cent year on year to N116 30 in April from N116 29 in March According to the bureau states with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop are Ondo N191 00 Rivers N190 00 and Ogun N188 00 It however said states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Kebbi N60 00 Adamawa N55 00 and Jigawa N55 00 Field work for the report was done by over 700 NBS staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers Fuel prices were collected across all the 774 Local Government Areas LGAs across all states and the FCT from over 10 000 respondents and locations It reflected actual prices households said they actually bought those fuel together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state Edited by Felix Ajide
    Zamfara residents pay highest bus fare – NBS
      The National Bureau of Statistics NBS said residents of Zamfara paid the highest bus fare of N305 00 within city in April 2019 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the residents of the state also paid highest bus journey of N308 57 in March The NBS said this in its Transport Fare Watch for April 2019 report published on its website The bureau said the residents of Cross River were the second highest with N284 00 followed by Abuja that paid N280 00 per bus fare in the month under review The report said the states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Sokoto N132 00 Abia N130 70 and Bauchi N95 00 Transport watch for April The transport fare watch covered the following categories bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey journey by motorcycle Okada per drop and waterway passenger transport According to the report average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city decreased by 0 07 per cent month on month and increased by 9 22 per cent year on year to N181 24 in April from N181 36 in March Also the report said average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 0 77 per cent month on month and decreased by 6 88 per cent year on year to N1 604 36 in April from N1 592 07 in March It however said states with highest bus fare intercity were Abuja N4 050 00 Borno N2 550 00 and Adamawa N2 400 00 while States with lowest intercity bus fare were Bayelsa N1 000 50 Bauchi N985 00 and Enugu N945 00 In addition it said average fare paid by air passengers for single journey increased by 0 33 per cent month on month and decreased by 3 49 per cent year on year to N30 721 19 in April from N30 620 19 in March The bureau said states with highest air fare were Abuja N35 500 00 Kwara N35 150 00 and Jigawa N35 050 00 while States with lowest air fare were Katsina N25 500 00 Nasarawa N25 400 00 and Oyo N25 200 00 It said average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 0 01 per cent month on month and 9 46 per cent year on year to N116 30 in April from N116 29 in March According to the bureau states with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop are Ondo N191 00 Rivers N190 00 and Ogun N188 00 It however said states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Kebbi N60 00 Adamawa N55 00 and Jigawa N55 00 Field work for the report was done by over 700 NBS staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers Fuel prices were collected across all the 774 Local Government Areas LGAs across all states and the FCT from over 10 000 respondents and locations It reflected actual prices households said they actually bought those fuel together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state Edited by Felix Ajide
    Zamfara residents pay highest bus fare – NBS
    Economy3 years ago

    Zamfara residents pay highest bus fare – NBS

    The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said residents of Zamfara paid the highest bus fare of N305.00 within city in April, 2019.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the residents of the state also paid highest bus journey of N308. 57 in March.

    The NBS said this in its Transport Fare Watch for April, 2019 report published on its website.

    The bureau said the residents of Cross River were the second highest with N284.00 followed by Abuja that paid N280.00 per bus fare in the month under review.

    The report said the states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Sokoto (N132.00), Abia (N130.70) and Bauchi (N95.00).

    Transport watch for April

    The transport fare watch covered the following categories: bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes; intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person.

    It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.

    According to the report, average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city decreased by 0.07 per cent month-on-month and increased by 9.22 per cent year-on-year to N181.24 in April from N181.36 in March.

    Also, the report said average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 0.77 per cent month-on-month and decreased by -6.88 per cent year-on-year to N1,604.36 in April from N1,592.07 in March.

    It, however, said states with highest bus fare intercity were Abuja (N4,050.00), Borno (N2,550.00) and Adamawa (N2,400.00) while States with lowest intercity bus fare were Bayelsa (N1,000.50), Bauchi (N985.00) and Enugu (N945.00).

    In addition, it said average fare paid by air passengers for single journey increased by 0.33 per cent month-on-month and decreased by -3.49 per cent year-on-year to N30,721.19 in April from N30,620.19 in March.

    The bureau said states with highest air fare were Abuja (N35,500.00), Kwara (N35,150.00) and Jigawa (N35,050.00) while States with lowest air fare were Katsina (N25,500.00), Nasarawa (N25,400.00), and Oyo (N25,200.00).

    It said average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 0.01 per cent month-on-month and 9.46 per cent year-on-year to N116.30 in April from N116.29 in March.

    According to the bureau, states with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop are Ondo (N191.00), Rivers (N190.00) and Ogun (N188.00).

    It, however, said states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop were Kebbi (N60.00), Adamawa (N55.00) and Jigawa (N55.00).

    Field work for the report was done by over 700 NBS staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers.

    Fuel prices were collected across all the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across all states and the FCT from over 10,000 respondents and locations.

    It reflected actual prices households said they actually bought those fuel together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers.

    The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state.

    Edited by Felix Ajide

     

  •   2019 Hajj fare Katsina announces N1 5m Fare Katsina May 19 2019 The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced N1 519 113 10 as hajj fare for intending pilgrims from state in 2019 The Executive Director State Pilgrims Welfare Board Alhaji Muhammad Abu Rimi in a statement issued on Sunday by the board s Public Relations Officer Alhaji Badaru Bello Karofi urged the intending pilgrims ensure completion of their payment on or before May 31 Abu Rimi also expressed the board s appreciation for the state government support toward ensuring a successful hajj The board has already gone far on our preparations for the exercise we urge intending pilgrims to search for knowledge on how to perform an acceptable hajj he said The executive director said the board had organised educational and enlightenment programmes for the intending pilgrims on hajj rites and rules of the Holy land
    2019 Hajj fare: Katsina announces N1. 5m 
      2019 Hajj fare Katsina announces N1 5m Fare Katsina May 19 2019 The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced N1 519 113 10 as hajj fare for intending pilgrims from state in 2019 The Executive Director State Pilgrims Welfare Board Alhaji Muhammad Abu Rimi in a statement issued on Sunday by the board s Public Relations Officer Alhaji Badaru Bello Karofi urged the intending pilgrims ensure completion of their payment on or before May 31 Abu Rimi also expressed the board s appreciation for the state government support toward ensuring a successful hajj The board has already gone far on our preparations for the exercise we urge intending pilgrims to search for knowledge on how to perform an acceptable hajj he said The executive director said the board had organised educational and enlightenment programmes for the intending pilgrims on hajj rites and rules of the Holy land
    2019 Hajj fare: Katsina announces N1. 5m 
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    2019 Hajj fare: Katsina announces N1. 5m 

    2019 Hajj fare: Katsina announces N1. 5m

    Fare

    Katsina, May 19,2019 The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced N1,519,113.10, as hajj fare for intending pilgrims from state in 2019.

    The Executive Director, State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Muhammad Abu-Rimi, in a statement issued on Sunday by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Badaru Bello Karofi, urged the intending pilgrims ensure completion of their payment on or before May 31.

    Abu-Rimi also expressed the board’s appreciation for the state government support toward ensuring a successful hajj.

    “The board has already gone far on our preparations for the exercise, we urge intending pilgrims to search for knowledge on how to perform an acceptable hajj,” he said.

    The executive director said the board had organised educational and enlightenment programmes for the intending pilgrims on hajj rites and rules of the Holy land.

  •   Fare Abuja April 18 2019 The National Bureau of Statistics NBS says residents of Zamfara State paid the highest bus journey fare within city in March The NBS said this in Transport Fare Watch for March 2019 published on its website The bureau said the residents paid N308 57 followed by residents of Cross River and Abuja who paid N280 00 and N276 67 per bus fare in the month The report said the states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia N131 75 Sokoto N130 50 and Bauchi N96 16 The transport fare watch covered the following categories bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey journey by motorcycle Okada per drop and waterway passenger transport According to the report average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 2 14 per cent month on month and by 12 65 per cent year on year from N177 57 in February to N181 36 in March Also the report said average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 2 85 per cent month on month and decreased by 4 58 year on year to N1 592 07 in March from N1 548 01 in February It however said that states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT N4 000 00 Borno N2536 30 and Adamawa N2 406 67 In addition it said states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa N1 000 33 Bauchi N983 33 and Enugu N947 37 Also the report said average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 0 20 per cent month on month It said the fare decreased by 2 12 per cent year on year to N30 620 19 in March 2019 from N30 681 93 in February The bureau said states with highest air fare were Kwara N35 200 00 Abuja FCT N35 000 00 and Jigawa N35 000 00 while States with lowest air fare were Nasarawa N25 398 53 Katsina N25 125 00 and Oyo N25 000 00 Field work for the report was done by over 700 NBS staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers Fuel prices were collected across all the 774 Local Government Areas LGAs across all states and the FCT from over 10 000 respondents and locations It reflected actual prices households stated they actually bought those fuel together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state
    Zamfara residents pay highest bus fare in March – NBS
      Fare Abuja April 18 2019 The National Bureau of Statistics NBS says residents of Zamfara State paid the highest bus journey fare within city in March The NBS said this in Transport Fare Watch for March 2019 published on its website The bureau said the residents paid N308 57 followed by residents of Cross River and Abuja who paid N280 00 and N276 67 per bus fare in the month The report said the states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia N131 75 Sokoto N130 50 and Bauchi N96 16 The transport fare watch covered the following categories bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey journey by motorcycle Okada per drop and waterway passenger transport According to the report average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 2 14 per cent month on month and by 12 65 per cent year on year from N177 57 in February to N181 36 in March Also the report said average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 2 85 per cent month on month and decreased by 4 58 year on year to N1 592 07 in March from N1 548 01 in February It however said that states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT N4 000 00 Borno N2536 30 and Adamawa N2 406 67 In addition it said states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa N1 000 33 Bauchi N983 33 and Enugu N947 37 Also the report said average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 0 20 per cent month on month It said the fare decreased by 2 12 per cent year on year to N30 620 19 in March 2019 from N30 681 93 in February The bureau said states with highest air fare were Kwara N35 200 00 Abuja FCT N35 000 00 and Jigawa N35 000 00 while States with lowest air fare were Nasarawa N25 398 53 Katsina N25 125 00 and Oyo N25 000 00 Field work for the report was done by over 700 NBS staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers Fuel prices were collected across all the 774 Local Government Areas LGAs across all states and the FCT from over 10 000 respondents and locations It reflected actual prices households stated they actually bought those fuel together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state
    Zamfara residents pay highest bus fare in March – NBS
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    Zamfara residents pay highest bus fare in March – NBS

     

    Fare

    Abuja, April 18, 2019 The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says residents of Zamfara State paid the highest bus journey fare within city in March.

    The NBS said this in Transport Fare Watch for March, 2019 published on its website.

    The bureau said the residents paid N308. 57 followed by residents of Cross River and Abuja who paid N280.00 and N276.67 per bus fare in the month.

    The report said the states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Abia (N131.75), Sokoto (N130.50) and Bauchi (N96.16).

     

    The transport fare watch covered the following categories: bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes; intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person.

    It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport.

    According to the report, average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 2.14 per cent month-on-month and by 12.65 per cent year-on-year from N177.57 in February to N181.36 in March.

    Also, the report said average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 2.85 per cent month-on-month and decreased by -4.58% year-on-year to N1,592.07 in March from N1,548.01 in February.

    It, however, said that states with highest bus journey fare intercity were Abuja FCT (N4,000.00), Borno (N2536.30) and Adamawa (N2,406.67).

    In addition, it said states with lowest bus journey fare within city were Bayelsa (N1,000.33), Bauchi (N983.33) and Enugu (N947.37).

    Also, the report said average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by – 0.20 per cent month-on-month.

    It said the fare decreased by -2.12 per cent year-on-year to N30,620.19 in March 2019 from N30,681.93 in February.

    The bureau said states with highest air fare were Kwara (N35,200.00), Abuja FCT (N35,000.00) and Jigawa (N35,000.00) while States with lowest air fare were Nasarawa (N25,398.53), Katsina (N25,125.00), and Oyo (N25,000.00).

    Field work for the report was done by over 700 NBS staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers.

    Fuel prices were collected across all the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across all states and the FCT from over 10,000 respondents and locations.

    It reflected actual prices households stated they actually bought those fuel together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers.

    The average of all these prices was then reported for each state and the average for the country is the average for the state.

  •   Fare By Lucy Ogalue Abuja Feb 18 2018 NNN The National Bureau of Statistics NBS said residents of Bauchi paid the lowest bus fare within the city in January The NBS said this in the Transport Fare Watch for January 2019 published on its website The bureau said the residents paid N98 28 per bus trip followed by residents of Abia and Enugu who paid N121 11 and N125 24 respectively The transport fare watch covered the following categories bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey journey by motorcycle Okada per drop and water way passenger transport Meanwhile the report said states with highest bus fare for journeys within the city were Abuja N300 27 Cross River N307 69 and Zamfara N302 03 It said the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within city decreased by 3 60 per cent month on month and 4 78 per cent year on year from N181 61 in December 2018 to N175 07 in January According to the bureau the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased from N1 790 14 in December 2018 to N1 541 38 in January It said the fare decreased by 13 90 per cent month on month and by 18 43 per cent year on year in the period under review It named states with highest bus fare for journeys within intercity to be Abuja N4 100 00 Adamawa N2 290 00 and Ekiti N2 187 50 while states with lowest were Nasarawa N146 67 Bauchi N958 33 and Zamfara N965 32 It said the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 3 20 per cent month on month and by 7 84 per cent year on year The NBS said the average fare paid by air passengers decreased to N30 463 86 in January from N31 471 62 recorded in December 2018 States with highest air fare are Anambra N33 695 03 Abuja N35 000 00 and Jigawa N37 500 00 while states with lowest air fare are Oyo N24 000 91 Nasarawa N25 000 32 and Katsina N25 000 00 it said The report said the average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 3 88 per cent month on month and 5 21 per cent year on year According to the report the average fare paid by commuters for journeys by motorcycle per drop increased to N113 76 in January from N118 35 in December 2018 It said states with highest fares for journeys by motorcycle per drop were Kogi N188 18 Ondo N184 55 and Rivers N177 86 while states with lowest fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa N50 03 Kebbi N55 13 and Jigawa N61 05 The bureau said the average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased to N537 14 in January from N568 58 in December 2018 It said the average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased by 5 53 per cent month on month and 15 81 per cent year on year in the period under review It named states with highest fare by water way passenger transport to include Bayelsa N1 950 32 Rivers N1 733 33 and Delta N1 421 43 It said the states with the lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Borno N112 59 Niger N185 25 and Gombe N180 30 The field work for the survey transport watch was done solely by more than 700 NBS members of staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers Fuel Prices were collected across all the 774 local governments across all states and the FCT from more than 10 000 respondents and locations It reflected actual prices households and states actually bought those fuels together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers NBS audit team subsequently conducted randomly selected verification of the prices recorded NNN LCN EEE Edited by Ese E Ekama
    Bauchi residents paid lowest bus fare in January — NBS
      Fare By Lucy Ogalue Abuja Feb 18 2018 NNN The National Bureau of Statistics NBS said residents of Bauchi paid the lowest bus fare within the city in January The NBS said this in the Transport Fare Watch for January 2019 published on its website The bureau said the residents paid N98 28 per bus trip followed by residents of Abia and Enugu who paid N121 11 and N125 24 respectively The transport fare watch covered the following categories bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey journey by motorcycle Okada per drop and water way passenger transport Meanwhile the report said states with highest bus fare for journeys within the city were Abuja N300 27 Cross River N307 69 and Zamfara N302 03 It said the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within city decreased by 3 60 per cent month on month and 4 78 per cent year on year from N181 61 in December 2018 to N175 07 in January According to the bureau the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased from N1 790 14 in December 2018 to N1 541 38 in January It said the fare decreased by 13 90 per cent month on month and by 18 43 per cent year on year in the period under review It named states with highest bus fare for journeys within intercity to be Abuja N4 100 00 Adamawa N2 290 00 and Ekiti N2 187 50 while states with lowest were Nasarawa N146 67 Bauchi N958 33 and Zamfara N965 32 It said the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 3 20 per cent month on month and by 7 84 per cent year on year The NBS said the average fare paid by air passengers decreased to N30 463 86 in January from N31 471 62 recorded in December 2018 States with highest air fare are Anambra N33 695 03 Abuja N35 000 00 and Jigawa N37 500 00 while states with lowest air fare are Oyo N24 000 91 Nasarawa N25 000 32 and Katsina N25 000 00 it said The report said the average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 3 88 per cent month on month and 5 21 per cent year on year According to the report the average fare paid by commuters for journeys by motorcycle per drop increased to N113 76 in January from N118 35 in December 2018 It said states with highest fares for journeys by motorcycle per drop were Kogi N188 18 Ondo N184 55 and Rivers N177 86 while states with lowest fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa N50 03 Kebbi N55 13 and Jigawa N61 05 The bureau said the average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased to N537 14 in January from N568 58 in December 2018 It said the average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased by 5 53 per cent month on month and 15 81 per cent year on year in the period under review It named states with highest fare by water way passenger transport to include Bayelsa N1 950 32 Rivers N1 733 33 and Delta N1 421 43 It said the states with the lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Borno N112 59 Niger N185 25 and Gombe N180 30 The field work for the survey transport watch was done solely by more than 700 NBS members of staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers Fuel Prices were collected across all the 774 local governments across all states and the FCT from more than 10 000 respondents and locations It reflected actual prices households and states actually bought those fuels together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers NBS audit team subsequently conducted randomly selected verification of the prices recorded NNN LCN EEE Edited by Ese E Ekama
    Bauchi residents paid lowest bus fare in January — NBS
    Economy4 years ago

    Bauchi residents paid lowest bus fare in January — NBS

     

    Fare

    By Lucy Ogalue

    Abuja, Feb. 18, 2018 (NNN) The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said residents of Bauchi paid the lowest bus fare within the city in January.

    The NBS said this in the “Transport Fare Watch for January 2019” published on its website.

    The bureau said the residents paid N98.28 per bus trip, followed by residents of Abia and Enugu who paid N121.11 and N125.24 respectively.

    The transport fare watch covered the following categories: bus journey within the city per drop on regular routes, intercity bus journeys and state routes as well as charge per person.

    It also covered air fare charge for specified routes per journey, journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop, and water way passenger transport.

    Meanwhile, the report said states with highest bus fare for journeys within the city were Abuja (N300.27), Cross River (N307.69) and Zamfara, N302.03.

    It said the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within city decreased by -3.60 per cent month-on-month and -4.78 per cent year-on-year from N181.61 in December 2018 to N175.07 in January.

    According to the bureau, the average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity decreased from N1,790.14 in December 2018 to N1,541.38 in January.

    It said the fare decreased by -13.90 per cent month-on-month and by 18.43 per cent year-on-year in the period under review.

    It named states with highest bus fare for journeys within intercity to be Abuja (N4,100.00), Adamawa (N2,290.00) and Ekiti (N2,187.50) while states with lowest were Nasarawa (N146.67), Bauchi (N958.33) and Zamfara (N965.32).

    It said the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by -3.20 per cent month-on-month and by -7.84 per cent year-on-year.

    The NBS said the average fare paid by air passengers decreased to N30,463.86 in January  from N31,471.62 recorded in December 2018.

    “States with highest air fare are Anambra (N33,695.03), Abuja (N35,000.00) and Jigawa (N37,500.00) while states with lowest air fare are Oyo (N24,000.91), Nasarawa (N25,000.32), and Katsina (N25,000.00),’’ it said.

    The report said the average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by -3.88 per cent month-on-month and 5.21 per cent year-on-year.

    According to the report, the average fare paid by commuters for journeys by motorcycle per drop increased to N113.76 in January from N118.35 in December 2018.

    It said states with highest fares for journeys by motorcycle per drop were Kogi (N188.18), Ondo (N184.55) and Rivers (N177.86) while states with lowest fare by motorcycle per drop were Adamawa (N50.03) Kebbi (N55.13) and Jigawa (N61.05).

    The bureau said the average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased to N537.14 in January from N568.58 in December 2018.

    It said the average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport decreased by -5.53 per cent month-on-month and 15.81 per cent year-on-year in the period under review.

    It named states with highest fare by water way passenger transport to include Bayelsa (N1,950.32), Rivers (N1,733.33) and Delta (N1,421.43).

    It said the states with the lowest fare by water way passenger transport were Borno (N112.59), Niger (N185.25) and Gombe (N180.30).

    The field work for the survey transport watch was done solely by more than 700 NBS members of staff in all states of the federation, supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers.

    Fuel Prices were collected across all the 774 local governments across all states and the FCT from more than 10,000 respondents and locations.

    It reflected actual prices households’ and states actually bought those fuels together with the prices reportedly sold by the fuel suppliers.

    NBS audit team subsequently conducted randomly selected verification of the prices recorded. (NNN)

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  •   Commuters By Itohan Abara Laserian Lagos Dec 22 2018 NNN A cross section of commuters in Lagos State are angry over high transport fares blaming drivers for not being considerate as the yuletide draws near The commuters told the News Agency of Nigeria NNN on Saturday in Lagos that it had become almost unbearable as the increase in fares were between 50 per cent and more than 100 per cent Joyce Obi a commuter who boarded a CMS bound Toyota Hiace bus from Iju Ishaga area of the state said the fare had increased from N300 to N500 The way drivers are demanding huge sum of money to convey us from one place to another in Lagos is becoming something else Where they used to collect N300 or at most N350 they requested we should pay N500 This means that whatever you intend to do will reduce because after spending so much on transportation what will be left to buy other things It is sad because they are not considerate at all she said Another commuter who simply identified herself as Bolanle said that she was forced to pay N200 from Oshodi to Ojuelegba whereas it would have required her to part with N100 Bolanle said I know that the traffic is a major cause of the increase but commercial drivers should consider our plight There is no money anywhere We are managing to make ends meet and we must go out to get things done As a business woman if I make a profit of N2 500 today and I spend over N1 000 what will N1 500 do for me considering how expensive goods are in the market Mr Dayo Ogunbode told NNN that it was unfortunate that he was forced to pay N800 from Oshodi to Abule Egba on Friday evening I paid N800 from Oshodi to Abule Egba yesterday evening and now I will pay N500 from Abule Egba to Oshodi whereas before now I paid only N250 he said A driver of the popular Danfo bus plying Abule Egba to Oshodi who identified himself as Kassim said that it was not his fault because he had been spending longer hours on the road due to hellish traffic NNN ITM GOM AJA Edited by Gregory Mmaduakolam Adeleye Ajayi
    Yuletide: Commuters angry over high transport fares in Lagos
      Commuters By Itohan Abara Laserian Lagos Dec 22 2018 NNN A cross section of commuters in Lagos State are angry over high transport fares blaming drivers for not being considerate as the yuletide draws near The commuters told the News Agency of Nigeria NNN on Saturday in Lagos that it had become almost unbearable as the increase in fares were between 50 per cent and more than 100 per cent Joyce Obi a commuter who boarded a CMS bound Toyota Hiace bus from Iju Ishaga area of the state said the fare had increased from N300 to N500 The way drivers are demanding huge sum of money to convey us from one place to another in Lagos is becoming something else Where they used to collect N300 or at most N350 they requested we should pay N500 This means that whatever you intend to do will reduce because after spending so much on transportation what will be left to buy other things It is sad because they are not considerate at all she said Another commuter who simply identified herself as Bolanle said that she was forced to pay N200 from Oshodi to Ojuelegba whereas it would have required her to part with N100 Bolanle said I know that the traffic is a major cause of the increase but commercial drivers should consider our plight There is no money anywhere We are managing to make ends meet and we must go out to get things done As a business woman if I make a profit of N2 500 today and I spend over N1 000 what will N1 500 do for me considering how expensive goods are in the market Mr Dayo Ogunbode told NNN that it was unfortunate that he was forced to pay N800 from Oshodi to Abule Egba on Friday evening I paid N800 from Oshodi to Abule Egba yesterday evening and now I will pay N500 from Abule Egba to Oshodi whereas before now I paid only N250 he said A driver of the popular Danfo bus plying Abule Egba to Oshodi who identified himself as Kassim said that it was not his fault because he had been spending longer hours on the road due to hellish traffic NNN ITM GOM AJA Edited by Gregory Mmaduakolam Adeleye Ajayi
    Yuletide: Commuters angry over high transport fares in Lagos
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    Yuletide: Commuters angry over high transport fares in Lagos

    Commuters
    By Itohan Abara-Laserian
    Lagos, Dec. 22, 2018 (NNN) A cross section of commuters in Lagos State are angry over high transport fares, blaming drivers for not being considerate as the yuletide draws near.

    The commuters told the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) on Saturday in Lagos that it had become almost unbearable as the increase in fares were between 50 per cent and more than 100 per cent.

    Joyce Obi, a commuter, who boarded a CMS-bound Toyota Hiace bus from Iju-Ishaga area of the state, said the fare had increased from N300 to N500.

    “The way drivers are demanding huge sum of money to convey us from one place to another in Lagos is becoming something else.

    “Where they used to collect N300 or at most N350, they requested we should pay N500.

    “This means that whatever you intend to do will reduce because after spending so much on transportation, what will be left to buy other things?

    “It is sad because they are not considerate at all, ‘’ she said.

    Another commuter, who simply identified herself as Bolanle, said that she was forced to pay N200 from Oshodi to Ojuelegba, whereas it would have required her to part with N100.

    Bolanle said: “I know that the traffic is a major cause of the increase but commercial drivers should consider our plight.

    “There is no money anywhere. We are managing to make ends meet and we must go out to get things done.

    “As a business woman, if I make a profit of N2,500 today and I spend over N1,000, what will N1,500 do for me considering how expensive goods are in the market.’’

    Mr Dayo Ogunbode told NNN that it was unfortunate that he was forced to pay N800 from Oshodi to Abule-Egba on Friday evening.

    “I paid N800 from Oshodi to Abule-Egba yesterday evening and now I will pay N500 from Abule-Egba to Oshodi whereas before now, I paid only N250, ‘’ he said.

    A driver of the popular Danfo bus plying Abule-Egba to Oshodi, who identified himself as Kassim, said that it was not his fault because he had been spending longer hours on the road due to “hellish’ traffic. (NNN)
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